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Bacterial pathogen - host cell interactions

Edited by Silja Wessler

Bacterial pathogens have developed fascinating strategies to establish and promote infections. Depending on the expression of a wide range of pathogenic and virulence factors, bacteria have many ways in which they can interact with their specific host, leading to adherence, invasion, and/or transmigration across cellular layers.

This thematic series in Cell Communication and Signaling describes mechanisms used by Campylobacter, Chlamydia and Helicobacter to manipulate a host cell’s functions that require strict regulation of a complex network of signal transduction pathways.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process. The Guest Editor declares no competing interests.

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  1. Carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecules (CEACAMs) comprise a group of immunoglobulin-related vertebrate glycoproteins. Several family members, including CEACAM1, CEA, and CEACAM6, are found on...

    Authors: Arnaud Kengmo Tchoupa, Tamara Schuhmacher and Christof R Hauck
    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2014 12:27
  2. Modulation of host cell signaling and cellular functions is key to intracellular survival of pathogenic bacteria. Intracellular growth has several advantages e.g. escape from the humoral immune response and ac...

    Authors: Adrian Mehlitz and Thomas Rudel
    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2013 11:90
  3. Infections with the human pathogen Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) can lead to severe gastric diseases ranging from chronic gastritis and ulceration to neoplastic changes in the stomach. Development and progress ...

    Authors: Gernot Posselt, Steffen Backert and Silja Wessler
    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2013 11:77
  4. Intact intercellular junctions and cellular matrix contacts are crucial structural components for the formation and maintenance of epithelial barrier functions in humans to control the commensal flora and prot...

    Authors: Steffen Backert, Manja Boehm, Silja Wessler and Nicole Tegtmeyer
    Citation: Cell Communication and Signaling 2013 11:72